Rhys Bowen really captured the wit, humor and spirit of the British through her protagonist Georgie. She is believable and likeable. So is her relationship with her friends, family and HRM.
The story is fun and captivating. It's just believable enough and yet the connections to royals and intrigue is just enough to make you dream.
I am not exaggerating. This narrator is THE BEST. She captures the voice of high society British characters just as well as the cockney accent, Irish men and "foreigners." She really brought the characters to life. Don't read the paper version. This way better!!
Definitely worth buying if you like a witty and independent protagonist who is thrown into adventure surrounded by egotistical family members, loose-moraled friends and a string of royals propositioning her.
I have always loved to read but I never realized how enjoyable listening to a good story could be! I am addicted!
Light, Refreshing, Intriguing!
Georgie, of course. She is just so unpretentious considering her station in life. I wish that I could look at life with exactly the same witty way she does and also be able to find humor in just about everything.
No. This is the first and I geatly enjoyed her different portrayals of the characters. She never failed to keep in character.
It made me laugh.
I am so glad that I found this series. I am excited to read every single one. I am an avid reader, but sometimes get so bored with the usual story lines of the standard mystery. This was just so refreshing and light hearted.
I enjoy a variety of books including mysteries, historical fiction as well as young adult and children's literature. Listening to books gives me the ability to "read" in the car as well as the evening as a nightcap before bed.
The main character in this simplistic novel is a hoot. She bumbles into the middle of a mystery and somehow is key to solving it. Not at all realistic but light and funny. A quick, fun read (or I listen?).
ole time fun
love period pieces and this did not disappoint
Laugh, she is a bit of a clux
Made me want to read or listen to the other stories from this author
I usually read/listen to heavier suspense and mystery stories but this is a really good light soufflé. The details of upper class London and Buckingham Palace in the 1930s ring believably and the lead character is wonderful. Some day when John LeCarre is too serious for you give one of these novels a try, the accent and performance of the narrator is a particular pleasure.
Yes, if my friend was in the mood for some absolutely delightful yet totally frivolous fiction. I am not trying to sound like a snob, because I truly enjoyed this book, but it is the fluffiest pastry of a book that I've either read or listened to in quite some time. That being said, I bought this book for one reason--the narrator. Katherine Kellgren is one of my absolute favorites (is there a fan club?) and I will purchase almost anything she performs. And performance it is. She is a gifted vocal actress and I recommend her to everyone I know, with the caveat that her books tend to be on the light side. Story was fine, sweetly old fashioned British mystery. Safe enough to recommend to aged parents.
Nonfiction writer by day, fiction lover by night.
The accents were well done and the tone was perfect. This is a bright, cheery mystery with more character development than I usually get from lightweight mysteries. Both the main and secondary characters are endearing. I'm excited to have found this new series and intend to listen to them all now.
The narrator was AMAZING! Extremely talented and did a remarkable job with all the accents... upper crust British, Cockney, Irish, male and females!
The story was wonderfully written and completely charming. I was engrossed from the first moment!
I'm about half way through the series and still enjoying it very much. The narrator is wonderful, and Georgie is a thoroughly delightful character. I recommend it highly!
The narration is excellent! The narrator brings all the characters to life. You begin to feel like you really know them. She really draws you into the story. I love the historical perspective that is woven into the story and the humor is excellent!
Reminds me of the Agatha Christie books
I love Georgie and Darcy... The development of their relationship keeps you wanting more. I also adore Georgie's cockney Grandfather.
I can't wait to finish the series but then I will be heartbroken because I will miss all the character!!